We created a petition with the family of Ahmaud Arbery to hold District Attorney Jackie Johnson accountable for her inaction to issue an arrest warrant for his murderers. On Sunday, February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was unarmed when he was chased and gunned down by Travis and Gregory McMichael. Gregory McMichael was an investigator for the office of Brunswick Judicial Circuit. The deadly pursuit of Ahmaud had been stated to be a "citizen's arrest" but the McMichaels had no legal authority to make that action in the first place. Jackie Johnson should have filed for an arrest warrant immediately. Instead, she recused and Attorney General Chris Carr appointed George Barnhill of the Waycross Judicial Circuit as prosecutor. Then, Barnhill recused himself which led to another failure of justice. Now, the case sits with Tom Durden, the District Attorney of the Atlantic Judicial Circuit.
The murderers of Ahmaud have not been arrested since the incident on February 23, 2020. Help us get enough signatures to apply the pressure on her resignation. We must elect officials we can trust in the upcoming primary elections -- she needs to resign now.
Sign the petition here.